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  • House extends funding for VA programs; bill waits on Senate support

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers this week are showing they can sometimes march together, at least when it comes to helping veterans. Urged on by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., the House on Tuesday night approved a politically unassailable, 20-page package that...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs

    Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs
    The nation's poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the typical household income barely budged in a sign of the continuing sluggish economic recovery from the Great Recession, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The decline in the...
  • Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream

    Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream
    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...
  • Guest column: Long-range US fiscal outlook is bleak

    Guest column: Long-range US fiscal outlook is bleak
    Two new reports have sounded a blaring wake-up call for American voters. On Aug. 27, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its budget projections for the next 10 years. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published annual...
  • Lower debt is good politics and policy

    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us...
  • U.S. says 7.3 million with Obamacare health plans have paid premiums

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday said 7.3 million people were up to date on their monthly premiums for private health plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law as of Aug. 15. Republicans have long sought the number...
  • U.S. healthcare spending growth to slow further: government report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. healthcare spending is expected to grow more slowly in the coming decade as a sluggish economic recovery and higher cost sharing in private insurance plans limit demand for services, a government report released on Wednesday...
  • Gas tax woes: Roads may crumble as people go green

    Gas tax woes: Roads may crumble as people go green
    There's just one problem with the push to drive less, buy an electric car, commute by public transit or ride bikes: People are doing it. "I feel so much better," said Scott Sanderson, who ditched his car years ago in favor of pedaling his bike to Willis...
  • On Labor Day, what about labor's fair share?

    For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share. There is no clear-cut reversal of the middle...
  • 8/30: 30-word Rant

    Congress, with a 10 percent approval rating, will return 90 percent of the incumbents to office. This meets the definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Fair Tax isn't fair. It slashes taxes for the rich and hikes...
  • 'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial

    'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial
    When Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, toured Florida recently to promote his new book, he wasn't just greeted by fans. Protesters summoned by the Democratic Party and allied groups showed up to accuse the House budget chief of...
  • Public agency serves vets better: Front Burner

     Public agency serves vets better: Front Burner
    In his second inaugural address in 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million...